Nearby Cities

Hobart (5.07 mi)
Chesterton (6.26 mi)
Gary (8.88 mi)
Valparaiso (9.26 mi)
Merrillville (10.34 mi)

Nearby Zip Codes

46368 (5) (0.61 mi)
46403 (1) (5.2 mi)
46342 (3) (5.46 mi)
46409 (8) (8.02 mi)
46383 (15) (8.03 mi)
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  • 10 Points

    3630 Willowcreek Road
    Portage, IN 46368
  • Douglas Lawson, M.D.

    3564 Scottsdale St
    Portage, IN 46368
  • 6450 USHighway 6
    Portage, IN 46368
  • Daniel Lott, D.O.

    3564 Scottsdale St
    Portage, IN 46368
  • 3630 Willowcreek Road
    Portage, IN 46368
  • John Carter, MD 100 Points

    Lake George Medical Ctr
    Distance: 5.07 mi
    164 Bracken Pkwy
    Hobart, IN 46342
  • Richard Stookey, MD 100 Points

    Lake George Medical Ctr
    Distance: 5.07 mi
    295 S Wisconsin St
    Hobart, IN 46342
  • Distance: 5.07 mi
    300 West 61st Av
    Hobart, IN 46342
  • Richard Turk, DO, MD 320 Points

    Distance: 6.26 mi
    748 E Porter Ave # 2
    Chesterton, IN 46304
  • Carolyn Beyer, DO

    Distance: 6.26 mi
    419 S Jackson Blvd
    Chesterton, IN 46304
  • George Kamber, MD

    Distance: 6.26 mi
    805 Shannon Dr
    Chesterton, IN 46304
  • Gary Babcoke, MD

    Westchester Medical Group Inc
    Distance: 6.26 mi
    950 Dickenson Rd # A # A
    Chesterton, IN 46304
  • David Chube, MD 100 Points

    Chube Medical Corp
    Distance: 8.88 mi
    3229 Broadway Ste 111
    Gary, IN 46409
  • Alfonso Holliday, MD 100 Points

    Holliday Health Care
    Distance: 8.88 mi
    8410 Maple Ave
    Gary, IN 46403
  • Distance: 8.88 mi
    300 West 80th Place Rear
    Gary, IN 46410
  • Distance: 8.88 mi
    3229 Broadway
    Gary, IN 46409
  • Elon De Bois

    Distance: 8.88 mi
    3290 Grant St Ste 112
    Gary, IN 46408
  • Distance: 8.88 mi
    3229 Broadway
    Gary, IN 46409
  • Distance: 8.88 mi
    600 Grant Street
    Gary, IN 46402
  • Distance: 8.88 mi
    3229 Broadway
    Gary, IN 46409
  • Distance: 8.88 mi
    3229 Broadway
    Gary, IN 46409
  • Distance: 8.88 mi
    3229 Broadway
    Gary, IN 46409
  • Distance: 8.88 mi
    3229 Broadway
    Gary, IN 46409
  • Distance: 8.88 mi
    2200 Grant Street
    Gary, IN 46404
  • Distance: 8.88 mi
    3229 Broadway
    Gary, IN 46409
  • James Taylor, MD 140 Points

    James E Taylor Medical Corp
    Distance: 9.26 mi
    2102 Evans Ave
    Valparaiso, IN 46383
  • 140 Points

    Distance: 9.26 mi
    850 Marsh Street
    Suite C
    Valparaiso, IN 46385
  • Philip Nowzaradan, MD 50 Points

    Distance: 9.26 mi
    754 McCool Rd
    Valparaiso, IN 46385
  • Distance: 9.26 mi
    1101 Glendale Boulevard
    Valparaiso, IN 46383
  • Distance: 9.26 mi
    2101 Comeford Road
    Valparaiso, IN 46383
  • Distance: 9.26 mi
    2101 Comeford Road
    Valparaiso, IN 46383
  • Distance: 9.26 mi
    2501 Cumberland Drive
    Valparaiso, IN 46383
  • Distance: 9.26 mi
    2501 Cumberland Drive
    Valparaiso, IN 46383
  • Distance: 9.26 mi
    2501 Cumberland Drive
    Valparaiso, IN 46383
  • Distance: 9.26 mi
    2101 Comeford Road
    Valparaiso, IN 46383
  • Distance: 9.26 mi
    Valparaiso
    Valparaiso, IN 46383
  • Distance: 9.26 mi
    2501 Cumberland Drive
    Valparaiso, IN 46383
  • Distance: 9.26 mi
    1101 Glendale Boulevard
    Valparaiso, IN 46383
  • Distance: 9.26 mi
    2421 Laporte Avenue
    Valparaiso, IN 46383
  • Distance: 9.26 mi
    1910 Calumet Avenue
    Valparaiso, IN 46383
  • Distance: 9.26 mi
    2501 Cumberland Drive
    Valparaiso, IN 46383
  • Distance: 9.26 mi
    2501 Cumberland Drive
    Valparaiso, IN 46383
  • William Pierce, MD 270 Points

    Pierce Clinic
    Distance: 10.34 mi
    210 E 90th Dr
    Merrillville, IN 46410
  • Gregorio Badar, MD 100 Points

    Badar Corp
    Distance: 10.34 mi
    5490 Broadway
    Merrillville, IN 46410
  • Brian Weiss, MD 100 Points

    Emergency Medicine Physicians
    Distance: 10.34 mi
    202 E 86th Pl
    Merrillville, IN 46410
  • Distance: 10.34 mi
    8777 Broadway
    Merrillville, IN 46410
  • Distance: 10.34 mi
    8701 Broadway
    Merrillville, IN 46410
  • Distance: 10.34 mi
    8969 Broadway
    Merrillville, IN 46410
  • Distance: 10.34 mi
    7899 Taft Street
    Merrillville, IN 46410
  • Distance: 10.34 mi
    8777 Broadway
    Merrillville, IN 46410

General Practitioner Info

General Practitioner Summary:
A general practitioner is a medical doctor that treats patients for illnesses, whether they are long term or short term in duration. This type of doctor also offers preventive health care and patient education for maintenance of health and overall well being.

These doctors use a holistic approach to treat patients. Their patients may be healthy or may have one of multiple health care problems. The general practitioner was common in the past, but has mostly been replaced by newer titles such as the family doctor and the primary care physician.

Conditions Treated:


General practitioners treat both acute and chronic illnesses of nearly every type that do not require the services of a specialist. While the medical issues treated by these doctors may be exhaustive, some of these conditions may include:

and many, many more.

Specialties:


General practitioners can obtain additional qualifications in areas such as adolescent medicine and geriatric medicine. Others include hospice, sleep medicine, and sports medicine.

Procedures and Treatments:


General practitioners use interviews combined with a physical examination to make a diagnosis or to check up on continuing health and wellness. These doctors may recommend or perform lab procedures such as taking blood and performing x-rays. General practitioners may prescribe medications and offer nutrition and activity advice, in addition to making recommendations for specific patient lifestyle changes. Additional procedures may involve in-office surgical procedures such as lancing and draining abscesses.

Profession Details:


After completion of a Bachelor Degree with a strong emphasis in one of the science fields, a candidate must attend at least 4 years of education at an accredited medical school, followed by a 3 - 7 year residency program. An additional 1 - 3 years of fellowship is necessary for those wishing to add a specialty or additional qualifications. Specific exams are required, then the doctor must become licensed in the state in which he or she will practice medicine. Voluntary board certification may also be obtained.

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General Practitioner FAQs:

What is a General Practitioner?
A General Practitioner is a healthcare professional who practices medicine and is licensed by a state board.

What type of work does a General Practitioner do?
A General Practitioner counsels and examines patients for injuries or diseases. A General Practitioner can do minor procedures, for example, treat skin lesions.

What's the difference between a General Practitioner and a Family Doctor?
A Family Doctor is a General Practitioner with the additional education and training for Family Doctor designation. Both treat a wide range of health issues, but the family doctor has additional training for the needs specific to patients of all ages.

Can my whole family see a General Practitioner?
While the General Practitioner is qualified to treat all patients, he or she should have additional qualifications in family medicine in order to be up-to-date on issues that are specific to children and the elderly.

What can I see a General Practitioner for?
You can see a General Practitioner for any common problem. A General Practitioner can take care of patients of all ages.

How many General Practitioners are there in the United States?
The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality states that there are approximately 209,000 in the United States as of 2010.

How do I find a General Practitioner in my city and state?
The Wellness.com directory will help you locate a General Practitioner in your state. Select General Practitioner from the professionals menu and select the state that you are looking to locate a General Practitioner in. After you have located your state, find the city that you will need a General Practitioner in. Select the state and city and you will see a list of General Practitioners in your city and state.


General Practitioner Related Terms:
general practice, family doctor, primary care physician, physical examinations, cholesterol testing, wound care, pap smears, immunizations, skin biopsies, fitness programs, stress reduction plans, ongoing evaluations, bone density testing, menopause treatment